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March 14, 2013
Contact: Kevin Coburn
Phone: 802-287-8926

Author and Human Rights Activist Angelica Harris Speaks at Green Mountain College

POULTNEY-- Angelica Harris comes to Green Mountain College, Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., to share her life's work as an author, an abuse survivor and as a human rights activist. She will also share her experiences in creating a school program for struggling New York City teens. Her presentation is in Bogue Hall, Room 017.

Harris uses her personal story to raise awareness of domestic violence and help others find healing. She pursued creative arts at Hunter College, where she majored in history and theatre, before leaving school to help financially support her family. She is the author of Living with Rage, a memoir about her personal struggles through various forms of abuse.

Harris works in the Second Chance Program, which helps youth offenders in Queens, N.Y. receive mentoring and educational services. She is also launching a new mentoring program at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Albion, N.Y. where she will offer inspiring talks and creative writing outlets to inmates, helping then overcome the obstacles in their lives that took them behind bars.

Harris is the author of three fantasy novels including The Quest for Excalibur. From these books was born the Excalibur Reading Program, a non-profit program that brings the importance of reading, writing, and the arts to all children. The Excalibur Reading Program is a new pilot program in designated public schools in the New York City area.

This presentation is free and open to the public. A book signing follows. For more information call 287-8299.

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